The Full Moon is on Sunday, August 22 at 7:02 a.m. CDT in 29° Aquarius. Having just made a conjunction with Jupiter a few hours earlier, the Moon is imbued with an expansive feeling of fellowship and connection with all Life. Good energy for social and humanitarian efforts. Intensify the positive Jupiterian spirit by sharing stories with others that include hopefulness for the future.
The influence of Aquarius is all about ideas. Aquarius is by element an air sign which signifies thoughts and communication. But by modality, Aquarius is a fixed sign which means resistant to change. At this Full Moon take some time to reflect on the ideas that you hold about life (or your life). Are there any thought patterns that are not working for you but you feel a resistance to changing?
Try this simple "neti, neti" meditation technique to separate your true self from your thoughts.
Sitting with your back straight and eyes closed, watch your thoughts. As each thought arises say, "Neti" or "I am not this" or "I am not this thought." Then, let go of the thought and return your focus to the center of your mind. Repeat with the next thought. Enjoy the quiet spaces between the thoughts.
If you are still feeling mentally restless from the Uranus station retrograde on August 19th, try using music with some brainwave entrainment to relax. Here's one from Steven Halpern:
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.